Andrew Farmer

WRITER, ACTOR, COMEDIAN

Farmer is quite skilled at larger-than-life comedy...but he is just as good at sinister scares.
— Bedford and Bowery

Andrew Farmer is a writer, performer, comedian and storyteller based in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. His work has been produced at The Museum of Modern Art, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons Downtown, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Walker Space, Theater Aspen, The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Yale School of Drama.

He has been an artist-in-residence at Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, The University of the Arts, The Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. He has also been a member of Ars Nova's Uncharted Group, The Civilians' R&D Group, Fresh Ground Pepper's PlayGroup, Pipeline Theatre's PlayLab and Smith+Tinker at HERE Arts.

Photo by Marielle Solam

Photo by Marielle Solam

Recent plays include The Gray Man (FGP, HERE Arts, Pipeline Theatre Company), The Fall of Hotel Mudafier to the Toltecs (Williamstown Theatre Festival), I Heard Sex Noises, with Claire Rothrock, Ryann Weir and Annie Tippe (Ars Nova) and Tom's Nightmare (Playwrights Horizons Downtown, Pipeline Theatre).

With composer/lyricist Andrew R. Butler, he has written book for American Cryptids (Civilians R&D Group), Finn The Fearless (Ars Nova, Theater Aspen, The Polyphone Festival), BLESSING (commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Yale Institute for Music Theatre) and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (commissioned by TheatreworksUSA). With composer/lyricist Nate Weida, he has written book for Boats And (Ars Nova, Williams College residency). 

His sketch and improv group Gentlemen Party, described as "intensely funny surrealist comedy" by TimeOut NY has been featured on Buzzfeed, Cracked and The Museum of Modern Art.

Andrew's storytelling has been featured in New York Magazine's The Cut, The Moth’s Sudden Owl series and Mara Wilson’s What Are You Afraid Of?

He's also the creator of popular Tumblr accounts, Scary Stories to Read on The Subway and Mannequin Depressed, described by New York Magazine as "your new favorite Tumblr" and the Huffington Post as "the best website to waste time on."

He currently teaches playwriting at NYU's Playwrights Horizons Theater School where he also received his BFA in Drama.